We are a family of four, 2 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 11. We stayed at this beautiful villa for 16 nights in July 2017.
The owners couldn't have been more helpful, even arranging our hire car for us.
We have rented villas in Thailand before and Baan Nai Fun is easily the best we've experienced to date.
The house comprises three large bedrooms, each with comfy double beds, and a huge high-ceilinged living/dining/kitchen area. There are three bathrooms plus a fourth outside by the pool. The villa also has a separate study/sitting room.
Facilities wise this villa has absolutely everything you could need. A large TV in the living room with numerous English speaking channels, a computer in the study, and Wi-Fi throughout.
The kitchen is fully stocked with utensils and includes a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, large fridge freezer, and toaster, kettle etc.
There is a utility room with washing machine and all sorts of extras such as pool towels, beach towels, and toys and bags for the pool and beach.
There are two separate safes for securing valuables, and air conditioning in every room.
The pool is large and well maintained and surrounded by lush gardens, with a small lake to the front. The property receives a maid service three times a week and also visits from pool and garden maintenance staff.
The villa sits in a relaxed, gated community with access monitored by security personnel 24 hours.
For anyone unfamiliar with the island of Phuket, this villa is situated at its southern tip near to Nai Harn beach. This is a quiet, very pleasant area, with numerous restaurants nearby.
Taxis are readily available but to really explore the island a car is recommended. Don't let the chaotic nature of Thailands roads put you off, any competent driver can easily get about the island by road.
During our stay we visited the main towns of Phuket, Patong, Karon, Kata, and Rawai.
Sights included the Big Buddha, Bang Pae Waterfall and the Gibbon Rehabilitation centre, Kathu waterfall, and the beaches at Nai Harn and Yanui. We even took the kids go-karting at a track just east of Patong.
Most towns have night markets and Phuket town has a huge weekend night market.
Highly recommended is a boat tour of Phang Nga Bay. This can be done by joining one of the many tours or, as we did, renting your own boat at the pier at Ao Po.
All in all Phuket has much to offer, and staying at Baan Nai Fun is the best way to experience it all.
Wow! Thank you Shari & Phil for sharing your wonderful villa with us. We really had the best time. The attention to detail and generosity with which this villa is furnished and filled is second to none; 5 star all the way. The maids that come 3 x weekly are amazing and leave the place spotless, the garden and pool are maintained and a handyman just a phone call away for any issues.
I've never stayed anywhere so generously stocked! From dishwasher tablets to beach towels, shampoo and shower gel, umbrellas, mozzie spray to huge water pistols for the pool, your every need and whim are catered for. Really surprising and really lovely.
We survived 4 days without a car, but you really need one. Nai Harn beach is a very hot 25 min walk with a stroller and 15kg child! Shops, cafes and pharmacies are only a 10 min walk however.
My only reservation is to advise caution with small children - there is a lake, frog pond and of course the amazing pool, so small children have to be watched like hawks, but that's nothing particularly new, and certainly didn't ruin our holiday.
Kob khun ka Baan Nai Fun! We will miss you!
The villa is set in a fantastic location right on the edge of a lagoon. When we arrived the wildlife was in full voice and we could hear frogs croaking and fish jumping! The villa itself is part of a gated community with 24 hr security who even stand to attention and salute! Its style is very tropical with beautiful sloping roofs and palm trees. Inside the villa is just perfectly appointed. Every room was spotless, the beds were made, Molton Brown toiletries in the master bathroom ( the wife was impressed!) and a welcome pack of food and drink was in the fridge including a bottle of wine. My wife headed for that straight away before even unpacking! We sat in the outside sitting area by the edge of the infinity pool and couldn't believe our luck! Every possible piece of information was provided in the house info folder including restaurant recommendations, things to do, who to contact for maintenance etc. The owners guided us through the entire booking process, answered never ending questions and even arranged airport transfers etc. All we had to do was turn up. When we woke next morning, we were presented with a stunning view of the lagoon and birds twittering - magical!
The villa is about 20 minutes walk from Nai Harn beach - beautiful and fairly uncrowded. We ventured out most evenings to eat, mainly delicious Thai food very reasonably priced. Being low season, not all restaurants were open but definitely plenty of choice. There is so much more to say but other reviewers have already commented.
Just returned from a 2 week holiday at baan nai fun with our 2 daughters and partners one of whom now lives in Australia so it was a bit of a reunion. I can only say what a perfect place to meet. The villa really is stunning and provides everything you could possibly need on holiday . The attention to detail is excellent and the owners extremely helpful and very organised. 24hr security made the place feel very safe and secure and the security guards very pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed the short walk to all the amenities and places to eat and found some very good ones. We used the bikes which were provided to explore a bit more and find other beaches like au sane which is just passed nai harn much smaller and secluded snorkeling masks available for a small fee, we also used taxis to visit karon and phuket town. Rawai is lovely and if you want a trip out to the islands then hire a long tail boat and driver it was very well worth it.
Baan nai fun was the ideal place to have family time and chill by the lovely pool whilst looking out over the lagoon and at the local wildlife. An overall amazing memorable holiday one which I can highly recommend. We would definately return to baan nai fun.Can't fault it at all.Excellent.
We stayed at Baan Nai Fun late March to early April this year and it is everything and more than we expected. We are 2 adults and 2 children (6 and 7 years) and the villa was perfect for all our needs. The pool is nice and big and the surrounding gardens are great for the kids to run around and explore....lots of frogs to discover and tonnes of friendly fish in the lagoon to feed. The villa is peaceful, private and pretty darn swanky! If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Nai Harn or near Rawai then stop looking and book Baan Nai Fun! The villa is within walking distance of shops and fab restaurants. If you walk home in the dark look out for the 'glow bugs' on the way back...stunning! If you go to the lovely Nai Harn beach or to Rawai you can get a taxi - there are cards in the house for 'Mr Suk' who can provide a taxi in about 10mins and is very reasonably priced (we used him a lot as we didn't want to hire a car. In the villa there a loads of things provided for trips to the beach (Umbrella, towels, snorkels, beach mat, toys...). If there are just 2 of you you can nip out to eat on the bikes provided or just grab a few bits from the shop. This was one of our favourite holidays and the villa and it's location as well as Shari and Phil's marvellous attention to detail are the main reason for this. This part of Phuket is beautiful and chilled out and if we ever return we will only stay at Baan Nai Fun. I wish we were back there now.
We've said it all before about the beauty of Baan Nai Fun (in the previous two trips we had here). Over the last 3 years we have stayed at Baan Nai Fun for a total of over 9 weeks and all of our family just love the house, the garden, the pool, the lake and the team of people you will meet who keep things running so well. The efforts that Shari, Phil and their team put into maintaining such a beautiful house are apparent every day you stay here. We've stayed in lots of holiday rental houses all over the world and I can say this would have to be the best for so many reasons. The other reviews tell the story - and if there is anything Shari can do to make your stay in Nai Harn (such a lovely spot in Phuket) even more special, she and her team will.
Stunning, beautiful, breath-taking, so many adjectives yet none really compare to the real thing.
I stayed in Baan Nai Fun for 12 days with family and it has truly been the best experience of my life. As a novice traveller to Asia, I was understandably apprehensive but I have never been as glad that I took the leap and came to Thailand.
Getting to the villa from the airport was quick and painless as Phil and Shari had arranged a car to pick us up and bring us to Baan Nai Fun, and first impressions of the villa itself was awe. It's situated in a gated residential area with 24hr security, so safety is not an issue. It is spacious and welcoming with good size bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan and friendly with plenty of space to sit down for a meal, although we spent most of our time in the gorgeous outdoor sala overlooking the lagoon. Everything that you need is here, right down to tiny umbrellas for cocktails, and the owners even provide some food to feed the fish in the lagoon. The welcome booklet provided helpful tips and tricks for navigating around Nai Harn and Rawai, including many restaurants that have been tried and tested.
The infinity pool was a welcome escape from the humidity of the changing seasons and always pleasantly warm. If you feel like exercise other than swimming there are two bikes that are available to use, and it was lovely cycling around Nai Harn lake during the early morning, then back up to the villa for a cold shower and refreshments.
The local village is no more than a 10 minute walk from Baan Nai Fun, and has a bank machine aswell as many restaurants and convenience stores.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and we will definitely be back to Baan Nai Fun and Thailand.